It is well known to all that yellow journalism is vastly spread worldwide, however, we can establish the origin in the United States, specifically in the New York Press, 1897.In that moment of history served a term coined to describe the work of Pulitzer and Hearst, sensationalism. Front Page is not so much a comedy, it is, but a slight exaggeration, throwing a soft light, what often happens with news in general. All of us have ever played on "Pasapalabra" around the house, we know that if you whisper a sentence to a colleague or friend and it is trying to communicate a string of words can have an entirely opposite to the initial arrival at the opposite end chain.
No doubt that Wilder knew whereof he spoke in this wonderful film. Nothing like running into a comedy and hyperbolic satirizante to realize that reality is so distant that the stereotypes we see in gossip programs from a large group of people calling themselves professionals. Of course they are professionals, and as Wilder shows the art of lying and made up and embellished the truth is not for everyone, not everyone is able to manipulate and ignore consciously and sleep soundly as if nothing was normal.
Front Page triumphs as well as by his script for his interpretive cast that highlights the eternal couple Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. The star gags that are a real treat, and it is impossible not to draw a smile or burst out laughing when things are full of so much truth and falsehood at once, so many witty phrases and suspicion but most of acidity so funny. Besides the two main characters include each and every one of the secondary, embroider and allow the credibility of what is incredibly pleasant and bearable to the end.